Her Infinite Variety: Stories of Shakespeare and the Women He Loved

With elegance, sympathy, and nuance, Her Infinite Variety celebrates the women in William Shakespeare s world These lyrical stories move from Elizabethan London, where Shakespeare is drawn to the plight of the young wife of a wealthy friend, to a wintry Denmark, where Ophelia struggles to understand her love for Hamlet, and to Shakespeare s Stratford home, where his daughWith elegance, sympathy, and nuance, Her Infinite Variety celebrates the women in William Shakespeare s world These lyrical stories move from Elizabethan London, where Shakespeare is drawn to the plight of the young wife of a wealthy friend, to a wintry Denmark, where Ophelia struggles to understand her love for Hamlet, and to Shakespeare s Stratford home, where his daughter Judith deliberately enters into a shameful marriage At the center of this remarkable book is Shakespeare s enduring love for Anne Hathaway, his beautiful, passionate, illiterate wife Together, the masterfully interwoven stories of Her Infinite Variety bring to life a Shakespeare who was formed by the women he loved and who loved him.
Her Infinite Variety Stories of Shakespeare and the Women He Loved With elegance sympathy and nuance Her Infinite Variety celebrates the women in William Shakespeare s world These lyrical stories move from Elizabethan London where Shakespeare is drawn to the plig

  • Title: Her Infinite Variety: Stories of Shakespeare and the Women He Loved
  • Author: Pamela Rafael Berkman
  • ISBN: 9780743212557
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Her Infinite Variety: Stories of Shakespeare and the Women He Loved”

    1. Loved, loved this one! A huge fan of historical fiction, I am always awestruck by authors who are able to transform the dryness of what "history" sometimes is (and, of course, for the most part the complete lack of female character representation) into a wonderful story that weaves narrative around the bigger "facts". It's a short yet totally delightful read.

    2. I don't read a ton of short story collections, usually I have trouble keeping my interest / attention in them. This one though, I really liked. Berkman's stories really helped me to imagine what Shakespeare might have been like as just a regular guy -- sure he's still "the Bard" here, but these stories also show him as a man who is always away from his family, who feels a longing for his wife, Anne, who he only sees once a year, he feels guilty for also having feelings for other women (and for a [...]

    3. I read this book some time ago, more than a decade, and it has been sitting on my shelf ever since, which says something because I almost always give books away, only keeping my favorites (shelf real estate is valuable). I cannot bear to give this one away, I loved it! Someday I'll read it again. I think it could well be translated to a play, may for high school drama students, which are usually more female than male, so this would suit. Anyway, fun for all, not just Shakespeare fans. I am amaze [...]

    4. Another look into the life of William Shakespeare and the Women he loved and why. At time very hard to follow. Definitely NOT the best or better of what I have read about him.

    5. I'm not a huge fan of short stories. That being said, I thought this collection was better than others because they do follow a theme of the love's of Shakespeare. Interesting and a quick read.

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